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. in this particular area where we're standing, we have seen the wall at the base. >> the big steel beams with the fence. this is an effective way of preventing the rock that does fall from causing damage. that might protect the bottom of the hill but it doesn't do anything over the hill. >> it has long been my understanding that the city of san francisco says and the building department takes this position that there is no one buildable lot -- unbuildable lot. i wonder if this is realistic. >> if money is an issue, we can develop solutions that will mitigate the impact. that a solution can be eliminating the hill, that can eliminate the problem. or build a structure right into the hill so there is no longer an exposed face or bold enough of iraq together so that it acts as a big buttress to prevent further movement. -- or hold enough of the rock together so that it acts as a big buttress. we are allowing the wall of the building to act as a retaining structure. there was a time when we did not get any. there was an epic one before in 1982. we brought with us and rainfall charge. >> you w
. it is too high and too big. we would like to see heights up to -- that do not exceed 55 feet. there is -- we said the same thing. there is a solar water array on the roof. there is a pair pat -- parapet and popups with the elevator shaft. those did not show up on drawings we had seen. we are wondering if the community groups that did sign on for this project are aware of the horrendous height. this is 72 feet to 84 feet. something may be familiar with that we did in 2006 was our balloon test. this is where we flew balloons at an 85-foot height. we extrapolated where the existing zoning was and where the new zoning would be and we ended up with 68 feet. it is very large. even if the colors to go toward the color of the background, the high rises, you see how it overwhelms everything that is there. this is not mission bay. this is the other side of the freeway. this is not mission square. we have the height of the brick buildings. this is porterville -- potrero hill. we want to meet with the developer and get a project we can all be proud of. >> president olague: thank you. >> good afternoon,
had an attendant that would take a passenger's request and then operate the car. the big change was the emergence of a electric elevators. starting in 1880, the electric elevator allowed building dollars to go much higher. we evolved from steam hydraulic elevators to the electric elevators that are not that much different from what we are going to see now at the top of the tower. this is the steam room on the top of the state st. francis. -- on top of the state francis. the equipment you see painted green, that is all the original equipment from 1972. we are just now in the middle of modernizing this equipment. >> why modernize? doesn't the equipment works fine? >> it does, it is of analog and intensive, and there are some additional controls. let me introduce the foreman to you. this is vince. he can do a better job explaining the project details. >> what is happening here, what are you doing? >> we are doing a major modernization. we are tearing out the old system, logic controls, and generator controls, and we will be going over to solid state. this is not your standard selec
write novels about the types of cases that lawyers like tony handle. in the daytime i work for a big law firm of the type that tony probably would not hold in the highest of esteem, but i'm delighted to be here. you know, i think if you talked to most authors, they will tell you that there is something hot-wired into our system that says we need to try to tell a story. there is nothing at all in my background. i am an absolutely accidental writer. there is nothing in my background which suggests i should be writing novels. i grew up in chicago. i write books about san francisco. i studied accounting at the university of illinois. i have been a corporate and securities attorney for 28 years. i've now written seven best-selling novels about murder trials, death penalty cases, and courtroom drama. i have never handled a criminal case in my life. [laughing] so all of you out there who are thinking of writing novels, there is hope. but i did have this feeling a long time ago, probably from the time i was in high school, that at some point i would like to try to write a novel. and i can't expl
issues. the ymc has launched big brothers and big sisters. nick cannon has an entire campaign of stop hating. kind of embedded in citiess and communities around california. in terms of digital media, i think that's a very important part. we have a lot of digital lead companies. you have new america media. youth outlook. you've not bay cat and bay vac. each of those are engaged with probationers. so i think that people recognize the value of digital media. we have to connect and explore those job opportunities directing our young people. we are doing that. we are around in digital media work. >> i meant to say bay cat. it's actually a digital media company. we work with the crn and currently trying to pull things together with bay cat. it's a good place in terms of getting our youth in that. >> i would like to engage the private sector to push the limits on the use of technology to keep in touch with our kids. i would love to put a cell phone in the hands of everybody in the probation. and that we would have the kids on hand. they don't make a move without letting everybody know what
told you previously was my big concerns are, number one, free speech. not only the sunshine ordinance, knowing your rights under sunshine, but the brown act, the california constitution, and the constitution of the united states. i give you credit in the sense that as i watch your board, i have yet to see any of you interfere with somebody making public comment. i give you a big thumbs up on that. the second thing is access to public records. this is where i probably still have a bone of contention. because of a case that i talked about that i was not involved in, where there were serious questions about whether the process that had been gone through was fair. i know for a fact that the public records that the person who is a party of the case needed were denied it to her, and she was run through a whole bunch of sunshine ordinance hearings, which i got the impression was only to just drive her crazy. i brought that here, i said i have no skin in this game, these are just acquaintances, but i've seen what they have gone through and i think there are some serious things, annual shrugge
beginning of the hearing? you didn't swear? >> i am a tenant in the house. the stairs are a big problem because the bottom part is rotten. the permit is necessary because it -- we have friends over and a garden back there. we don't climb out the window onto your roof. i wanted to impress that it is important that we get his permit - -this -- this permit. we have friends over, we like having barbecues and it's important we get it. president goh: how long have you lived there? >> since january cl. president goh: is the room a bedroom? >> yes. president goh: is it a bedrrooom in your unit? >> yes. there are three of us, i'm on the top floor. president goh: is it a separate unit from the rest of the building? >> the top floor is a separate unit. the outside downstairs is communal. top and bottom. commissioner hwang: the property line window is not part of your unit? it is? thank you. president goh: you have another minute if you want to use it. is there a need for a translator? we can expand your time to allow for that. just -- could you approach? commissioner hwang: if you want to speak, y
into the alley in the play yard. we have the expected big earthquake that will be happening soon. there is no unusual condition that says this will stand and hold the equipment has not hold the residents in the surrounding area. the valley itself is traffic from the post office. the people taking shortcuts through this valley. [chime] may i have a few extra minutes? president olague: everyone is allowed three minutes to speak. i did have a couple other speaker cards. >> i live approximately 300 feet from the proposed site. i was at both meetings. i think one problem here is the height problem. at&t says they are putting on top of the building, they're putting on top of the elevator appear in how many more feet? the building is four stories. you have a high dakota and all the sudden, who changed it? at&t says that planning is fine. it is the right height. how could that be? it blocks of the entire golden gate bridge. but that is only my view. and all of my other neighbors from the roof, that is the only access i have to the outside. never mind that we have 420 signatures of regist
, because there is a shortage of nursing programs and a big demand. perhaps, i hope that institutions like samuel merritt and others consider things like dental hygiene, which we also have a shortage of and not enough programs. that is a conversation for another day, but it is definitely a need, and there is a demand for the services of many of the training that this institution provides. so that is very important and is something that has job opportunities at the end of it. president olague: closing the hearing. >> this places us on item 10, and informational item on formula retail. >> good afternoon. i am part of the department staff. this is an informational presentation you requested on the current status of formula retail. a full report was included in your packet. i will make every presentation. this is the type of retail sales activity or establishment which, along with 11 or more locations in the united states, maintains two or more the following features. a standardized a ray of merchandise, a standardized assad, a standardized de corps, and color scheme, uniform apparel, standard
the city, and as someone who understood the details and the big picture. we have worked closely together on improving our roads. i have cycled with him. i know he is very committed to making sure we will see great safety and great industry ahead, and he is someone who rides the bride and walks the walk. we have sat on the knee -- on muni and talk about what needs to happen to improve the system. he has a great team at the mta to pop into this. i think today the future of transportation in san francisco is in good hands. with that, are we about to hear from the man himself? >> that was probably a bad career move on my part, but we're also pleased to have two other members of san francisco leadership with us, supervisor scott wiener from district 8, who has a great interest in uni. would you like to say a word or two? sueprvisor weiner: i really want to congratulate the mta board for making an inspired choice your. another has been discussion in the press as to whether he wants someone who has experience running a transit agency, but i think it is important to keep in mind mta is not just
be relocated for a month, it would have been raised as an issue to try to make too big of a project. all you are trying to do is to force her to move. commissioner garcia: how does the code to find long-term? one night would be long term without a bathroom. >> her bathroom would not be usable, but -- she would have a place that she could go. we're talking about the port-a- potty, and access to jcc for shower and other sanitary needs. commissioner garcia: thank you. president goh: i just have a follow-up question for something that you stated. it sounds like you have heard from other people that there is a possibility that she had keys to another unit in the same building. let me ask my question. if -- would it have been offered to use another unit in the building pending the reconstruction or fix in the bathroom? >> i don't have access to other units. i am the manager, but since we took over the building, her boyfriend refused to provide us with keys. if it was a solution, we would have taken it immediately. >> mr. duffy. >> grieving, commissioners. it is basically battery model, as you can
create policies that will minimize that san francisco is not a big business-friendly city. i think we started to go in the wrong direction. the reason why we started walking down that path largely was because of political ideology. when you deal with me, you are dealing with facts, less than politics. i really want to have a positive impact on the city overall. >> good afternoon, everyone. how are you? >> good. >> it's a nice day today. thank you for coming out to our community event. please give a round of [applause] to them. we have a lot of development going on. you see how lovely leland street looks. do you like it? >> yes. >> beautiful, isn't it? we are going to continue. we have a library that is going to be opening up in june. that's right. so i will see you all there at the library. there is a lot of activity going on. it is important we remain connected and engaged. >> would you mind if we were to pull the seniors together and translate for me in a mini meeting? >> yes, sir. >> what we are going ready to do is we are going to have a quick little mini meeting to -- because we
. >> okay. all right. peer pressure. >> my name is rudy corpus. give a big shout out. i think one good solution is to focus more on elementary school kids. educate them in a way they can comprehend. if they can recite a whole e-40. you know a first grader came to school with a gun. focus on the elementary school kids. that's a solution. thank you. and rudy corp >> i have 15 job openings for kids in foster homes. we currently serve 120 kids. we have the seneca center where we are building a family resource center so the parents who go to san francisco unified school district can come get food, clothing and all of those. please, i have information on the back. take some, hand it out. call me. >> okay. now we're going to have to break for lunch. we do have lunch that we provided right outside. we have delicious sandwiches. this is an opportunity for us to talk. once again. please fill out your form. if you have ideas. these will be incorporated by larry roberts. we are going to come back. we have youth performances. be back here. we are going to celebrate john osaki. >> thank you so >>
courage in bay area courts, and we do ok in the big battles as well. who will ever forget the extraordinary accomplishments of john in defending our college, patrick, from a crazy federal prosecutor in nevada? that level of talent and that level of courage is unique, but every day criminal courts in the bay area shine because my colleagues from ctla are working there. recently ctla issued a public statement against the death penalty. ctla joins other groups and individuals here today in calling for permanent incarceration as california's alternative to the death penalty. this city and county has a great san francisco public defender and we want to express our thanks to jeff adachi for his support of ctla over the years and for his gratitude for being here today. thank you for your taxi and have a great conference -- thank you for your attention and have a great conference. [applause] >> i also want to acknowledge the public defender, past-present president of the california lawyers association. thank you for being here. now, we have our 50th anniversary tribute to "to kill
in the big gallery. >> i noticed a lot of artists doing really site-specific work. >> this is a pile of balloons, something that is so familiar, like a child's balloon. in this proportion, suddenly, it becomes something out of a dream. >> or a nightmare. >> may be a nightmare. >> this one over here is even harder to figure out what the initial material is. >> this is made out of puffy paint. often, kids use it to decorate their clothes. she has made all these lines of paint. >> for the pieces we are looking at, is there a core of foam or something in the middle of these pieces that she built on top of? >> i'm not telling. >> ah, a secret. >> this silver is aluminum foil, crumbled of aluminum foil. her aesthetic is very much that quiet, japanese spatial thing that i really admire. their attention to the materiality of the things of the world. >> this is a nice juxtaposition you have going on right now. you have a more established artists alongside and emerging artists. is that something important to you as well? >> very important in this space, to have artists who really have not show
that kind of service could make a big difference is truancy and students having to get on muni doesn't benefit them. i am not here to indict muni, it's not the best ride to school every day. >> in terms of a public school bus system. i think the taxpayers, they invest a great deal into muni. i would say as someone who in new york as an elementary student and middler schooler. i was afforded to use the public transportation, i didn't go to and from home. i used it to be to baseball. we are blessed in terms of the expansiveness. you can travel to every corner of this city at any time of the day. a school bus system going into my time when i was in atlanta. most of the students if not all rode to school buss, that was additional cost. it was additional cost to them and the students were literally limited to and from their home and to school and in some cases may be if there was sporting events. there's pluses and minuses. right for the beginning there's a cost factor. >> due to time. as i stated from the beginning. if you have questions, please write them down. we will collect them. jef
the big work itself. the ultimate thing is that us coming together is really going to show the difference with the youth we're working. we are able to get the guns off the street. they will be back. not by the choice the youth. >> i would also like to say, mayor newsom has tried to take the approach to enact legislation to out law gun shows. minimize the availability of folks to purchase now firemans. we are limited by state and federal law. when we look at what we can do as a city, we are bound by the state and federal law. we have taken creative approaches and eliminate the accessiblity of fireman it is. we have more work to do >> i think one of the most damaging lines. one youth told us. he is more scared of getting caught without a gun on the street than caught with a gun by the police. it's a direct and general order, we will accept any gun. no questions asked. it's booked as found property. you know brothers and sisters and people who have guns. make the call. we have hot lines. we have to get them off the street. we talk about these injunctions. i often wonder what's going to happe
3 big panoramas behind me. my people. i will end with this, ladies and gentlemen. i got on the airplane. i was tired. i got in and i was on a good airline. i got in the window seat. a gentlemen, an african american. people were getting on the plane and they were bypassing us. they would look and keep going. i knew something was up. they looked at the same chairs. i said, it is what it is. until a young boy came. and he sat between us. that gave me an awful lot of hope. it took him to teach us. children have a renewed effect on us. finally to conclude. i had a great complement. most teachers who are here with respect. you are the reason we are here. you give us hope. this complement, he said, doctor revelez. you are pretty cool. nice, huh. but then he said. do you want me to hook you up with my mom. doctor adachi, thank you very much. >> all right. my name is is an swan right. according to a 2001 survey. 84 percent said they were satisfied with high school safety. 22 percent said they were not. >> my name is matesh. whether students were asked if they felt safe on their w
and representing him. >> i have represented him since 1966. i was not in business until 1961. he made a big deal out of working in clay. the things he was doing was something never seen before. >> it is a large scale bronze. it has been sitting here of the hall of justice since 1971. talk about what happens to the work of art out of the elements. >> the arts commission commissioned the piece. they did not set aside money for repair. it has slowly changed color. it was black. it has been restored. >> it has been restored to the original patina. >> there was no damage done to its. i do not think there were any holes made in it. they have been working on it for six or eight weeks. it is practically ready to go. i am very excited to see it done. >> over the course of the arts in richmond program, we have added almost 800 works of art into the public space. maintaining that is not something that the bond funds allow us to do. this is why you came up with the idea of art care. >> i hope we get the community going and get people who really like to be involved. we will give them a chance to be involved.
proposed also. i think those are all a big improvement. the other thing and this is certainly not discussion for today, but there are the parking lots which will remain as they are. this is not something for the future to look at. i think we could some day hopefully have some better usage. you'll have better parking but in an elevated structure that might make available those other areas for development. it is something to keep in mind as we move forward or expansion of target or other retailers of that type into those areas. there is a lot of opportunity there. it would look better from the street and from the air when you look at that. from the people who came from ewing court, most of you know it was long before at&t, at candlestick, or seale stadium. that was a cul-de-sac. it is an interesting history. thank you. i think this will be a great proposal and we will work with staff and i am in favor of it. >> i wanted to clarify what the commissioner said about design issues. to give some clear direction. you are supportive of changes at the street level, opening up more pedes
this was a big conspiracy to frame this man. what i learned is -- and i discussed this with geronimo -- we are experiencing men and women who thought the end justified the means. they thought they had a bad man and it was ok to do anything necessary to convict him. as i look back on my career, present and future, i think we see that that is the concept that runs through police misconduct. i am sure there are officers who were just bad, let's say. i think officers see what they consider bad people, and they feel like they have to do what ever it takes to convict them. and i have seen it when i was a young lawyer, when we had narcotics teams, we would get clients to said they arrested me with $20,000 and they said i only had $10,000. and we knew there were telling the truth. it i have seen it with law- enforcement officers in the case where a rogue cop shot a young girl, and the four other officers were all good men. remember -- you talk about misconduct, but primarily -- i want to get back to this -- most law enforcement people i have grown to know in my career are good and i think want to
not have been there, but the impetus for that was too big fights we had with rite aid and starbucks. we spent a tremendous amount of community energy and time fighting those one by one and realize we can do it. it is not a sustainable way to discuss what kinds of businesses that in our neighborhood. we need a system to create these mechanisms to review these things uniformly. that was what we started with. there are key findings actually in the code. we want to make sure the narrative of the conversation wasn't lost. first is a competitive advantage over independence, whether it's more rent or whatever else, there is often a competitive advantage. it is not an even playing field. the second was the idea of exporting the proceeds of the benefits of economic activity as opposed to moving them through the local economy. there are studies about this and it's clearly demonstrated that smaller and local independence bonds money through the local economy much more than national or international chains who source from greater distances. third was the issue of community character and the compati
appropriate. >> the other big shock is that the moderates seem to have won this round. people thought, progressives have themselves on the board. there is no reason that they will not get together and take a noted leader who is a progressive to be interim mayor, and then stayed there for another term. the great thing about being in term mayor is to get to run as an incumbent. the fact that the progressives could not get together to get somebody into office as interim mayor in their own self-interest was very surprising for a lot of us. >> what happened in the last month in city hall was an incredible show of democracy that was part policy, part politics, and it all came together, and more than anything -- not just from a reporter's perspective, often was this? but there was a public interest as well on what was going on in san francisco government. we take it for granted a law that there is a city government here. this was something that brought people together. you heard people talking about it at the cafes, park playground, people who do not always pay attention. in that $0.10, it w
with it. this city needs to be more kid- friendly, more youth-oriented. i think you could have a big input to make sure that what we are doing will be there for you to raise families as well. i want to congratulate all the nominees tonight. all of you who have been participating in this competition for the fellowship have been doing great work. i have been reading through some of the accomplishments that you are a part of. i got to meet some of you, luckily, last month when you participated in youth advocacy day, but you also followed up -- some of you were at the old school cafe with what house representatives about what the youths were looking at in terms of their future, participation in the city. here in city hall, we are serious about having programs that not only help you out, but to make sure you get the support you need to be successful. we want you and need you to be successful. without that, we are literally a soulless city. whether it is being able to traverse on a good muni system, having a good education system, or being able to work in a company like twitter. i am working wit
to the building after some alarming problems, big problems. we have a plumbing disaster that resulted in human feces into the paper all over my garage floor and underneath the building that was -- and there was not even a clean up. that is when we first started to notice that there was not going on. i learned from the san francisco 10's in yen, they investments and the partnerships. according to my research, have 19 unlawful detainer in their profile. he seems to be a friend of mr. epstein. further, i filed because no precautions or warnings or even admission to lead based paint on the site, and the steps required when dealing with this removal. only after the appeal the receive a certified letter notice the was a government pamphlets i have included in my brief for you. the precautions were taken to protect me or my neighbors of the hazards. his construction workers took no safety measures. they put on some of its limited the work downstairs, but they never talked to me about that. i've believe that he is using a method called constructive division process to harass me out of my home. and wit
too much space. so they have become coffeeshops for half of them. there has been a big change. everything changes and maybe this is the time for this code to change. >> the neighborhood commercial controls developed in the late '80s, the impetus for that was branch banks at the time. the code already in the neighborhood commercial districts had controls built in. of the 28 different neighborhood commercial districts we had, half of them the financial service use is either conditionally permitted or not permitted at all. we are looking at less than half the labor and commercial districts which otherwise have the misprints we permitted uses. -- have them as principally permitted uses. commissioner antonini: just to add onto what commissioner miguel said -- this is not the case for all banks and institutions, but we have seen instances where banks did have to much square footage on the project that was built recently and there was a very large bank of america that condensed operations and parking was put underground and allowed for the production of condominium units. a market, r
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